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pedestrian to the hospital minutes later. plus... "speaker elect, paul d. ryan of the state of wisconsin." it's official. the house of representatives has a new leader. what paul ryan said to congress today and the tough job head of him. the news at noon... starts now. news at noon front door open it's the last day on the job as house speaker for john boehner. he opened the house session shortly after 9am ..as all 435 members gathered for today's historic vote. good afternoon, i'm megan reuther. thanks for joining us. the change of leadership in the u-s house of representatives is official... congressman paul ryan is the new speaker...and has, as a first order of business, the
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republican party. nbc's chris clackum has the story. wisconsin congressman paul ryan has been elected speaker of the house... but a less than unanimous vote from fellow republicans...help lay out his early agenda. nat "speaker of the house paul ryan." ryan takes over as speaker less than two weeks after saying he wasn't interested...and after getting assurance from the gop members who wanted john boehner replaced that they would be more willing to work with him. wisconsin :32 - :51 "let's be frank, the house is broken... ...wiping the slate clean." prior to the vote elevating ryan, the outgoing boehner... gave a farewell. "i leave with no regrets or burdens. if anything, i leave as i started just a regular guy humbled by the chance to do a big job." boehner is no longer speaker as of today...and is resigning from his
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ohio congressional seat saturday. while ryan takes over as the 62nd speaker of the house, hoping the 63rd is years down the road. chris clackum, nbc news. ryan has served congress for 17 years. two people are recovering this afternoon, after police say vehicles hit them while walking overnight in des moines. the first incident happened on the city's south side at southwest 9th and maxwelton drive. police say a suspect hit one victim and then left the scene. now the victim is in the hospital for minor injuries and is expected to be okay. 15 minutes later...police say another pedestrian was hit by a
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vehicle. it happened near the village at westchester apartment complex in the 54-hundred block of aurora avenue. police say someone tried to start a jeep in a parking area...but it was already in gear. that caused the jeep to go over a retaining wall and fall on a woman several feet below. she was taken to the hospital, but she is also expected to be okay. des moines police say the may have located the vehicle of the suspect who fired shots near east high school. it happened yesterday afternoon just across the street from the high school. witnesses say they heard shots at saint paul lutheran church. des moines public officials put students on lock down for 7 minutes so police could investigate. no one was hurt and no suspects have been arrested. the waukee police officers are now wearing body cameras. our department, our officers they're excited about them. it holds them
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accountable, it should let the city know that everything they say is being recorded so that should put the public at ease that things are being recorded. the department has 18 cameras to capture the officer's face to face interactions. police are responsible for uploading all of the video to a server. if the video is tagged, it's saved for 180 days... if not, it's erased after 60 days. the footage can be used in court... or when an officer's actions are called into question. the cameras were paid for with a 14 thousand dollar donation from "kenworth mid iowa." around the world all chinese couples will be allowed to have two children - for the first time in decades. china's state media says the country is ending it's long standing "one child' policy. the country put the one child restrictions in place in the 19-70's to control its population... but in recent years it has eased the
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rules allowing some families to have two children. now that policy will be available to everyone. the kansas city royals have taken game 2 of major league baseball's world series. the royals beat the new york mets 7-to-1 wednesday night to take a 2 nothing lead in the series. royals pitcher johnny cueto finished out his complete game by getting yoenis cespedes to fly out to right field. game three of the series is tomorrow night in new york. people in central iowa will soon have to pay more for water. the waterworks c-e-o says this spike in rates is happening across the country... weve had to do de-nitrify more than ever in the history of this utility so we are seeing a background that isnt good so we are going to continue to meet and exceed the public health requires to deliver a safe drinking water product "des moines water works" approved a ten percent across - the - board rate increase. it affects all customers in polk county. but it's also expected to drive up
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rates in neighboring suburbs... who buy most of their water supply from the company. the increase will go into effect on april first next year. this will come as sad news for many.... because the downtown farmers market comes to an end this weekend. organizers say it's been a good year for the market. the director says about 25-thousand people made the trip downtown each saturday. they attribute the high numbers to the good produce and the cooperative weather. not one day was canceled or delayed because of rain or severe weather. this weekend they want to end in style....halloween themed. "this weekend we are going to have a lot of fun at the farmers market. we are going to celebrate the whole season and have a little bit of holiday fun. some of out vendors will be dressing up in costumes and handing candy for kids who show up in costumes and do trick-or-treating." there will be produce for a couple more weekends as the market moves inside. they'll host one winter market in
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november and the other in december. you can have a purr-fect assistant today. uber wants to deliver you a kitten for a "snuggle fee" today. here's how it works... you open your uber application on your smart phone, request the "kittens" options in the app...then wait for a driver to show up with a cat. the snuggle fee is 30 dollars for 15 minutes of playtime. it goes until 3 p-m today. proceeds go to the a-r-l and the cats are up for adoption. and if that wasn't cute enough, we have a new member of the channel 13 family for you to meet. stephanie moore gave birth to a baby boy tuesday night. his name is sawyer douglas. sawyer weighs seven pounds and four ounces. stephanie says everyone is healthy... and of course, overjoyed. coming up on the channel 13 news at noon.
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why the season is a little late this year...and what you can do if your child always seems to have pain in their ears. plus, the third republican debate is in the books. why the biggest target of the night wasn't even on stage with the contenders. last night's republican
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last night's republican presidential debate was fiery.. intense.. and heated. it was the third debate.... candidates shared a collective target last night--the media. all right
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iowa this saturday. peter alexander has the story. call it the rumble in the rockies. while the frontrunners -- donald trump and ben carson -- largely faded to the background... ... the night's biggest clash between marco rubio and his onetime mentor, jeb bush... after rubio was pressed about missing dozens of senate votes and bush called for him to resign. bush: "marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six year term and you should be showing up to work. i mean literally, the senate, what is it like a french work week, like 3 days you have to show up?" rubio -- turning in what many consider the best night of his campaign -- blasted that as a convenient criticism. rubio: "the only reason why you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position and somebody has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you." showing a new aggressiveness...
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... john kasich didn't mince words... tearing into trump and carson, arguing both men are unqualified to be president. "folks, we've got to wake up. we cannot elect somebody that doesn't know how to do the job." "he was such a nice guy. and he said, oh, i'm never going to attack. but then his poll numbers tanked. he's got -- that's why he's on the end -- and he got nasty. and he got nasty. so you know what? you can have him." the candidates -- cheered on by the colorado crowd -- were united in their contempt for the moderators and the media. cruz: "the questions that have been asked so far at this debate illustrate why the american people don't trust the media" trump: "such a nasty question!!" "that is total propaganda." "you know the democrats have the ultimate super pac its called the mainstream media." r-n-c chairman reince priebus teed off after the debate. "i think it was one gotcha question, one personal low blow after the other." executives at cnbc, nbc's sister
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network, quickly shot back: "people who want to be president of the united states should be able to answer tough questions." on stage, chris christie personality. "we have people out of work, we have isis and al qaeda attack us and we're talking fantasy seriously!" carly fiorina tried to reconnect with voters by acknowledging a weakness. "gee, after last debate i was told i didn't smile enough -- pause -- " carly fiorina tried to regain "i may not be your dream candidate just yet. but i can assure you i am hillary clinton's worst nightmare." and, all night, bush struggled to seize the spotlight. cutting taxes-- cutting spending 10 dollars, i'll give 'em a warm kiss." this saturday, republican candidates will head to des moines for the "growth and opportunity" event to highlight the fall harvest and iowa caucus. the saturday event is the first of its kind...and will take place at the varied industries building on the iowa state fair grounds. tickets are 10 dollars. at this point... ben carson and
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coming up.... what doctors recommend when avoiding ear infections, and why coming up.... what doctors recommend when
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dealing with ear infections, and
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"nobody want dear future, please help. the present is kind of a scary place. i have no money, no job, no clothes. i feel completely helpless. but i hear good things about you, future. like i'll have hair, and friends, and books and music.
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ear infections are painful for kids...and tough for parents to deal with.
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the warm weather delayed the start of "ear infection" season. but, it's about to hit hard now that the weather is cooling off and kids are getting sick. @13:59 "....i got you..." sixteen month-old jackson is all boy. @2:41 "he's calm right now, but let him get a little warmed up, and some food in him, and he'll destroy any room he touches." but, when he was six months old, the normally healthy child started getting cranky and sick about every month and a half from december to may. @4:06 "he had almost like bags around his entire eyes. his eyes would drain...just not a happy child, not his happy playful self, just wanted to be held." he had chronic ear infections...somethi ng that also plagued his older sister. the problem went away during the summer, but returned during a well-child visit in september. @4:44 "they said he's got an ear infection in both ears, and i didn't even know it this time." @15:17 "good morning guys." that's when mom jessica
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samuelson brought him to iowa e-n-t center to get a plan in place to prevent ear infections this fall. @4:58 "a week ago, he had tubes put in on a wednesday morning. it was a really quick procedure. we were there, had the procedure done and were home in less than two hours." @19:25 "ear infections are problematic." pediatric otolaryngologist eytan young says recurrent ear infections can lead to hearing loss. patients like jackson are a good fit for ventilation tubes, which are very tiny and inserted with the help of a microscope to drain fluid in the ear. @20:22 "it is a good option. it works really well, as you see in jack's case. as you can see, it has really changed his quality of life dramatically." dr young says kids with four or five ear infections in a period of four to six months should be evaluated for ear tubes. also kids with fluid in their ears for three months should consider it. others might need to wait and be closely monitored. @35:00 " one of the biggest challenges is that not every every child who comes in is fussy and who has ear pain has a true bacterial infection, many of the kids have a viral
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just sick." @16:11 "do you have any questions. you do...what kind of question do you have." jackson seems happy he got the tubes. @5:21 "it was wonderful, he's been wonderful every since." as his mom looks forward to a pain free fall and winter. doctors are looking at ways to make the process even smoother. dr. young recently presented findings of a study he did at iowa e-n-t center to see if adding numbing medication to the ear during surgery would lessen pain. we'll be right back with another look
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hit and run police are looking for a driver who hit someone walking overnight. where this happened and the other incident that sent a pedestrian to the hospital a short time later. plus... "speaker elect, paul d. ryan of the state of wisconsin." it's official. the house of representatives has a new leader. what paul ryan said to congress today and the tough job head of him. the news at noon... starts now. john boehner delivered his last
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saying he leaves with no regrets. good afternoon, i'm megan reuther. thanks for joining us. the change of leadership in the u-s house of representatives is official... congressman paul ryan is the new speaker...and has, as a first order of business, the job of managing the chaos within his own republican party. nbc's chris clackum has the story. wisconsin congressman paul ryan has been elected speaker of the house... but a less than unanimous vote from fellow republicans...help lay out his early agenda. nat "speaker of the house paul ryan." ryan takes over as speaker less than two weeks after saying he wasn't interested...and after getting assurance from the gop members who wanted john boehner replaced that they would be more willing to work with him. wisconsin :32 - :51 "let's be frank, the house is broken... ...wiping the slate clean." prior to the vote
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elevating ryan, the outgoing boehner... gave a farewell. "i leave with no regrets or burdens. if anything, i leave as i started just a regular guy humbled by the chance to do a big job." boehner is no longer speaker as of today...and is resigning from his ohio congressional seat saturday. while ryan takes over as the 62nd speaker of the house, hoping the 63rd is years down the road. chris clackum, nbc news. ryan has served congress for 17 years. 63rd is years down the road. chris clackum, nbc news.
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two people are recovering this afternoon, after police say vehicles hit them while walking overnight in des moines. the first incident happened on the city's south side at southwest 9th and maxwelton drive. police say a suspect hit one victim and then left the scene. now the victim is in the hospital for minor injuries and is expected to be okay. 15 minutes later...police say another pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. it happened near the village at westchester apartment complex in the 54-hundred block of aurora avenue. police say someone tried to start a jeep in a parking area...but it was already in gear. that caused the jeep to go over a retaining wall and fall on a woman several feet below. she was taken to the hospital, but she is also expected to be okay. des moines police say the may have located the vehicle of the suspect who fired shots near east high school. it happened yesterday afternoon just across the street from the high school. witnesses
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say they heard shots at saint paul lutheran church. des moines public officials put students on lock down for 7 minutes so police could investigate. no one was hurt and no suspects have been arrested. the waukee police officers are now wearing body cameras. our department, our officers they're excited about them. it holds them accountable, it should let the city know that everything they say is being recorded so that should put the public at ease that things are being recorded. the department has 18 cameras to capture the officer's face to face interactions. police are responsible for uploading all of the video to a server. if the video is tagged, it's saved for 180 days... if not, it's erased after 60 days. the footage can be used in court... or when an officer's actions are called into question. the cameras were paid for with a 14 thousand dollar donation from "kenworth mid iowa." and no snow yet...and warmer
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temps are expected. and no snow yet...and warmer temps are expected. let's head down to jennifer mcdermed at the science center. who has a first check of the weather forecast. ad lib wx quick all chinese couples will be allowed to have two children -
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decades. china's state media says the country is ending it's long standing "one child' policy. the country put the one child restrictions in place in the 19-70's to control its population... but in recent years it has eased the rules allowing some families to have two children. now that policy will be available to everyone. the kansas city royals have
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world series. the royals beat the new york mets 7-to-1 wednesday night to take a 2 nothing lead in the series. royals pitcher johnny cueto finished out his complete game by getting yoenis cespedes to fly out to right field. game three of the series is tomorrow night in new york. people in central iowa will soon have to pay more for water. the waterworks c-e-o says this spike in rates is happening across the country... weve had to do de-nitrify more than ever in the history of this utility so we are seeing a background that isnt good so we are going to continue to meet and exceed the public health requires to deliver a safe drinking water product "des moines water works" approved a ten percent across - the - board rate increase. it affects all customers in polk county. but it's also expected to drive up rates in neighboring suburbs... who buy most of their water supply from the company. the increase will go into effect on april first next year. this will come as sad news for many.... because the downtown
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market comes to an end this weekend. organizers say it's been a good year for the market. the director says about 25-thousand people made the trip downtown each saturday. they attribute the high numbers to the good produce and the cooperative weather. not one day was canceled or delayed because of rain or severe weather. this weekend they want to end in style....halloween themed. "this weekend we are going to have a lot of fun at the farmers market. we are going to celebrate the whole season and have a little bit of holiday fun. some of out vendors will be dressing up in costumes and handing candy for kids who show up in costumes and do trick-or-treating." there will be produce for a couple more weekends as the market moves inside. they'll host one winter market in november and the other in december. you can have a purr-fect assistant today. uber wants to deliver you a kitten for a "snuggle fee" today. here's how it works... you open
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smart phone, request the "kittens" options in the app...then wait for a driver to show up with a cat. the snuggle fee is 30 dollars for 15 minutes of playtime. it goes until 3 p-m today. proceeds go to the a-r-l and the cats are up for adoption. and if that wasn't cute enough, we have a new member of the channel 13 family for you to meet. stephanie moore gave birth to a baby boy tuesday night. his name is sawyer douglas. sawyer weighs seven pounds and four ounces. stephanie says everyone is healthy... and of course, overjoyed. and have you found anything cute or scary to wear for halloween? coming up... dressing up for halloween is on everyone's minds, and on many of your to do lists. but is having a safe one on your list? things to search for when hopping
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about being a kid... it's important to make sure their costumes don't get in the way of a good -- and safe -- time. erika edwards has the story. storm troopers haven't always been known as the brightest stars in the galaxy... "i will destroy you!" maybe it's because their armor made it difficult to see where they were going! "i can't see a thing in this helmet!" inspired by the upcoming star wars movie..... d-i-y websites are full of instructions on making storm trooper halloween masks for kids... "all you need are some milk cartons... a sharpie... maybe a glue gun... and 800 easy steps later -- you might get something that looks like this, if you're lucky. safety experts say -- it's not worth the trouble." masks impair vision... meaning trick-or- treaters may not see oncoming cars.
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safe kids worldwide says that translates into a scary annual rise in kids killed in car accidents. "on halloween night, we see the number of fatalities actually double compared to any other night of the year." drivers may not be able to see kids... especially if they're wearing costumes like this one called "the invisible kid." it's a body suit that completely covers a child in black cloth... making them blend into the night. the consumer product safety commission suggests giving glow sticks to kids in darker costumes. "and also, line the costumes with something like reflective tape - the costumes or the trick or treat bags." keeping kids safe this halloween is the best treat of all... and anyway ... little storm troopers can be cuter without masks. erika edwards, nbc news. safety experts also recommend making sure costumes fit well and aren't too long to avoid trips and falls. stick around.. crop insurance could take a cut in a budget
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so, what are we waiting for? geiger. a budget deal was reached yesterday by members of the house... however.. it has a controversial cut to crop insurance to the
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tune of three billion dollars over ten years.. the house and senate agriculture committees worked to remove that cut.. but did so in a roundabout way.. house ag chair michael conaway won a commitment from republican leaders to address the cuts in a later omnibus spending bill.. but it still passed in the legislation.. no amendments were allowed in this vote.. in iowa senator chuck grassley's news conference call yesterday.. a three billion dollar hit could disenfranchise farmers with crop insurance.. it cuts nearly a third of funds.... he says it's better to have farmers buy into crop insurance to manage risk.. which pays out 40 to 45 percent.. rather than subsidizing 100 percent if a natural disaster is declared. "92 percent of the farmers have crop insurance. before we had crop insurance, every farmer, would have to, if there's a natural disaster, get a disaster resolution declared by the president of the united states. and then, is there money available? if there's not money available, then you always had to depend on was congress going to appropriate money
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the original bill language did not specify the cuts.. but sets a targeted reduction of insurer reimbursement rates.. from the average 14 percent.. to nine percent.. the grain markets have slowed down.. and that could be.. because of end of the month trading.. "we've really just been in kind of a choppy sideways pattern for weeks, here now, which on the good side of that is, we've gone through that period, we've.." "moved through harvest, at a record clip almost, i mean gosh we've got not a lot of harvest, on corn or beans out there left to do and and the market's continued to hold in so i mean part of that's reflective of the fact that farmers have done a great job of market.. or any excess grain held off the market.. compounded this week is this is the last week of the month.. traders reluctant on at that point in time." "more of an equilibrium to where the prices should be."
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"what were the lows in the summer months" the u.s. house has passed a bill this week to delay positive train control or p-t-c.. with little debate.. p-t-c was mandated by congress in 2008.. and requires a railroad to develop a system allowing remote control and automatic braking of a train in the case of a major safety concern.. required to be installed on portions of rail networks where passengers or toxic chemicals or materials are transported. p-t-c was added as an extension
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of the highway bill.. and sets the new deadline at the end of 2018. senate action is still needed to ensure the p-t-c extension.. the association of american railroads.. the federal railroad administration.. and the government accountability office all say railroads did not have enough time to comply with the previous law before the deadline at the end of this year.. and that wraps up the show for today.. thanks for tuning in.. i'll be back tomorrow. we put stories up every day.. check out who-tv dot com.. click news then
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when the camera came out for this couple's engagement photo session... take a look at these hilarious pictures. that's louie the dachshund, working the camera and blocking the lovely couple--chris and megan. apparently, louis enjoys the fall leaves--a lot! megan had louis before she met chris, and says she's starting
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